Baked Lemon Butter Blue Grenadier

Restaurant quality dish in under 20 minutes? Oh yes, people! This baked lemon butter blue grenadier dish ticks all the boxes. Quick, delicious, nutritious, family and budget-friendly. Did I forget…

Restaurant quality dish in under 20 minutes? Oh yes, people! This baked lemon butter blue grenadier dish ticks all the boxes. Quick, delicious, nutritious, family and budget-friendly. Did I forget anything? Oh, no cleaning up! It is a win-win!

I am not quite sure why and I don’t want this to change, but Blue Grenadier is a little overlooked in Australia. At only half the price of the other fish varieties, Blue Grenadier is a hidden gem. To start with I thought it is imported from Asia and that why it is so well priced, but no! Blue grenadier is wild-caught in Australia and New Zealand. It is also known as Cod or Haki. It is naturally rich in protein and Omega-3 Fatty Acids. In case you haven’t heard about fatty acids yet, these are essential fats—that our body can’t make from scratch and must get them from food. I won’t even start writing about HOW important these are for our bodies because it will take me hours and hours. Let’s just say, we could not function properly without Omega-3 Fatty Acids.

So, once I found out that Blue Grenadier is wild-caught it became my go-to fish. It has a delicate and sweet flavour with moist flesh that flakes easily. It cooks very quickly and my family absolutely loves it.

Ok, should we make this baked lemon butter Blue Grenadier? It is so easy to prepare you will be laughing!

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Baked Lemon Butter Blue Grenadier


  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x

Description

Forget Fish and Chips take away! This Blue Grenadier is baked in the oven with butter and lemon and is as delicious as it is easy to prepare. So much better than anything you might get from your fish and chip shop!


Ingredients

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  • 4 fillets of Blue Grenadier
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tbsp organic butter ((or use extra virgin olive oil if you prefer))
  • zest of one organic, unwaxed lemon
  • 2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to season

Instructions

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 200°C
  2. Melt butter in a small saucepan. Don't overheat it.
  3. Mix together the melted butter, lemon juice, lemon zest and minced garlic in a small bowl
  4. Sprinkle the Blue Grenadier with salt and pepper and put it on the tray or baking dish. (Leave pepper out for any pieces you will be giving to your small kids, they usually don't like it)
  5. Spread butter-lemon mix over the fish.
  6. Bake fish for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. The fish will flake easily when cooked. You don't want it to be under, but also don't want to overcook it.
  7. It is ready to serve! Enjoy!

Notes

  • You can serve Baked Lemon Butter Grenadier with your favourite vegetables or salads.
  • Green beans or quickly steamed broccoli is a good fit.
  • You can also bake some store-bought frozen potato chips for your kids to make it “real” Fish and Chips. It still will be so much healthier than the takeaway variety.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: dinner, Main Course

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